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FPGA Engineer

IMC Financial Markets is a proprietary trading firm and market maker for various financial instruments listed on exchanges throughout the world.

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FPGA Engineer

IMC is seeking a highly skilled FPGA Engineer to join the Chicago team. As an FPGA Engineer, you will use your expertise to implement creative solutions to the complex technical problems we face when trying to accelerate trading decisions to the theoretical limit. Our dynamic, fast-paced tech environment enables collaboration and rapid feedback loops across global teams. 

Your Core Responsibilities: 

  • Design and implement FPGA-based solutions for high-frequency trading systems
  • Partner with software teams to integrate FPGA components into the overall infrastructure
  • Optimize the performance of existing solutions to achieve reliable low-latency execution in diverse market conditions
  • Troubleshoot and resolve issues in collaboration with the broader tech team

Your Skills and Experience: 

  • Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, or related technical field
  • 5+ years of FPGA design and implementation experience in a large-scale, complex environment 
  • Experience with the following areas:
    • System Verilog or VHDL, C++, Python 
    • Hardware development, verification, and testing tools (e.g., Verilator, Vivado)
    • Hardware accelerators and optimization techniques
    • Networking and system-level protocols 
    • Data center architecture and applications 
  • Excellent problem-solving and communication skills

About Us

IMC is a leading trading firm, known worldwide for our advanced, low-latency technology and world-class execution capabilities. Over the past 30 years, we’ve been a stabilizing force in the financial markets – providing the essential liquidity our counterparties depend on. Across offices in the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific, our talented employees are united by our entrepreneurial spirit, exceptional culture, and commitment to giving back. It's a strong foundation that allows us to grow and add new capabilities, year after year. From entering dynamic new markets, to developing a state-of-the-art research environment and diversifying our trading strategies, we dare to imagine what could be and work together to make it happen.

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